HIST 235: History of the United States, Civil War to Present Report a Broken Link

HIST 235 focuses on the themes of freedom, domination, resistance and change, and fully engages in a range of subjects pertinent to modern US history. These include the political freedoms achieved under Reconstruction in the late 1860s and 70s; the resurgence of white political domination in the South; the conquest of independent Native American societies in the West; the emergence of agrarian protest movements; the growth of corporate capitalism; and early urban challenges to corporatism known as the Progressive Movement. HIST 235 also covers New Deal reformism in the 1930s, the influence of communism among African Americans during the Great Depression, state suppression of civil liberties after WWII; and the civil rights movements of African Americans, women and homosexuals. The core discussion of the closing unit takes on the cycles of crisis and growth within the US economy from the 1970s to present, and the effects of economic crisis on US foreign relations.

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unit 2


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unit 3


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unit 4


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